secondary color


Definition of secondary color

: a color formed by mixing two primary colors in equal or equivalent quantities

Examples of secondary color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book offers an eerie, muted palette of mostly secondary colors. Hillary Chute, New York Times, "Comics That Stare Into the Face of Terror and Loneliness," 17 Apr. 2020 Monday, the Colts unveiled changes to their uniforms, highlighted by the inclusion of a new secondary logo to complement the classic horseshoe as well as a new primary wordmark and secondary color (anvil black). Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Former Cathedral vice principal accuses Colts of stealing logo design," 15 Apr. 2020 That doesn’t mean an end to Shipt’s distinctive green - but the introduction of secondary colors such as plumb, yellow and teal. William Thornton |, al, "Shipt unveils new logo, ad campaign coming," 6 Feb. 2020 The design for all 30 teams is identical: a solid color crown and visor with the team’s name and small logo inside a basketball with just a sliver of the team’s secondary colors in the corner., "Here’s the hat the Cavaliers’ draft picks will be wearing, whoever they are," 13 June 2019 For the secondary color, a blue-green hue like Meteorological, N430-6 is guaranteed to bring a beautiful oceanic tone that compliments the white. 2. Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, "3 Nature-Inspired Ways to Transform Your Home," 18 July 2018 Pay attention to the undertone, a secondary color that showcases itself such as a beige that shows a hint of pink. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, "Choosing the right paint colors before you move into your new home," 10 May 2018 For the previous few years, the secondary color at Texas was tape red. Andy Staples,, "Mud Pits, Red Tape and the Texas Turnaround Long in Coming," 9 Apr. 2018 The secondary color, which is made by mixing red and blue, is popular among cartoon characters, clothing and logos, partly thanks to its association with characteristics including leadership, royalty and courage. Time, "Google Doodle Celebrates William Henry Perkins, Who Made the World More Purple," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of secondary color

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Secondary color.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of secondary color

: a color (such as green, orange, or purple) that is formed by mixing two primary colors

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Medical Definition of secondary color

: a color formed by mixing primary colors in equal or equivalent quantities

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